Author Archives: Lyn Bronson

Paderewski Youth Competition 2018 — Awards Concert

Noelle Hadsall, Andy Shen, Suri Kim, Simon Liu & Max Afifi

A large audience was on hand Saturday afternoon in the Grand Ballroom of the Paso Robles Inn to hear the young winners of the Paderewski Youth Piano Competition. Joel Peterson acknowledged the donors and benefactors of the festival and introduced the Consul General of the Republic of Poland, Jarosław J. Łasiński. Read full story

Archived in these categories: 20th Century, Classical Era, Piano


Carmel Music Society — Daniel Hope & Friends: “Air — A Baroque Journey”

Every once in a while we encounter a group of musicians who present a concert so polished and so masterful that it grabs us by the throat and holds us spellbound for the better part of two hours. Just such a concert we heard yesterday afternoon at Carmel’s Sunset Center as violinists Daniel Hope and Simon Papanas, cellist Nicola Mosca, lutist Emanuele Forni, harpsichordist Naoki Kitaya, and percussionist Michael Metzler, put together a rich “Baroque Journey” that was as entertaining as it was profound. Read full story

Archived in these categories: Baroque, Chamber music


Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony

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On Saturday October 27, 2018, Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony played a concert at the New World Center in Miami Beach for “Israel at 70”.  Miami Breach Mayor Dan Gelber made opening remarks relating to the tragedy in Pittsburgh and commented that Israel’s National Anthem Hatikvah means “hope.” Read full story

Archived in these categories: 20th Century, Orchestral


Paderewski Festival Exchange Students in Home Concert

Sofiya Dashak, Antón de la Fuente, Piotr Lara, Małgorzata Machowska & Bohdan Terletskyy

The Paderewski Festival is a four-day festival held in Paso Robles every year in November celebrating Paderewski’s heritage as virtuoso pianist, composer, and international statesman — he was the First Premier of Poland after World War I. The Festival features concerts, exhibits, lectures, master classes and film screenings, as well as wine tasting and and tours of local vineyards. Read full story

Archived in these categories: Piano


Monterey Symphony Opens its New Season

Composer Alex Berko receives acclaim

On Saturday evening at Sunset Center the Monterey Symphony opened its 73rd season – Sound Waves – with a new work by composer Alex Berko, commissioned in collaboration with the Big Sur Land Trust, entitled Among Waves plus Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great.”  This concert has been generously donated by Katharine Comstock, Alyce Nunes and Anita Dunsay (in memory of Richard Dunsay). This program will be repeated Sunday afternoon, October 21, at 3:00 pm, also at Sunset Center Read full story

Archived in these categories: 21st Century, Monterey Symphony, Orchestral, Romantic Era